The Deep Carbon Observatory is pleased to announce that Peter Barry (University of Oxford, UK) and Sabin Zahirovic (University of Sydney, Australia) have been selected as the 2018 recipients of DCO's Emerging Leader Awards.
These awards honor early career researchers for distinguished performance and unique potential as leaders of the deep carbon science community, and have been bestowed on two to three outstanding early career scientists each year since 2015.
Barry and Zahirovic were selected through a competitive process, which included an open call for nominations from the DCO community. Each will receive a certificate and a slab of carbonated Oman ophiolite in a beautiful display box. They will also receive DCO support to present their deep carbon research at an international conference.
DCO will award one final round of Emerging Leader Awards in 2019. Past award recipients can be viewed on DCO's Honors and Awards page.
University of Oxford
"It is a great honor and privilege to receive the 2018 DCO Emerging Leader Award. I'd like to thank the DCO and the Sloan Foundation for their continued support over the last several years. And I'd also like to thank my many early career collaborators, who are amazing! A strong team is critical to any project's success."
University of Sydney
"The DCO is a vibrant community of incredibly talented individuals, and it has been a great privilege to participate in many exciting cross-disciplinary projects over the years. The DCO is unique in the way it supports Early Career Researchers, and I am incredibly honored to receive one of the Emerging Leader Awards. I am excited to continue contributing to the DCO community’s collaborative efforts in 2019 and beyond to better understand the tectonic drivers of carbon exchange between deep, shallow, and surface planetary reservoirs."